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European Research Council (ERC) Awards

CReAM's Director, Christian Dustmann has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant on The Migration Challenge: Labour Markets, Policy Reforms, and Social Cohesion.

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CReAM's Deputy Director, Uta Schönberg has been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant on Wage Inequality.

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Cutting refugees’ benefits results in more crime and less education

Reducing welfare benefits for refugees and immigrants is largely ineffective for increasing employment and promoting integration, and instead leads to poverty, ‘survival crime’ and less schooling, according to a new study from CReAM's Christian Dustmann and co-authors from the Rockwool Foundation.

This research received very high media attention in Denmark and has resulted in a public hearing (26.03.2019) and a presentation in the Danish Parliament.

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Disadvantaged boys benefit most from early school years

Research by Christian Dustmann and Thomas Cornelissen finds that boys from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit most from early schooling, helping to narrow the skills gap (60-80%) with boys from high socio-economic backgrounds.

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Housing costs have exacerbated income equality in Germany

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and co-authors finds that changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbated the rise in income inequality in Germany since the mid-1990s. The research was covered on the German press.

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Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare

Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds.

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BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

External Research Fellow

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Email: jpoot@waikato.ac.nz

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Jacques Poot

Professor of Population Economics, Population Studies Centre, University of Waikato

Jacques studied econometrics at the Free University Amsterdam and has a Ph.D from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he held various academic positions between 1979 and 2003. He was also Foreign Professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan (1994-97 and 2002). He is a Correspondent (Honorary Fellow) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; a member of the Board of Management of the Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS) network and an Affiliate of the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. His research interests include all aspects of the economics of population (such as migration, fertility, labour force, and ageing) and especially the spatial dimension of these topics. He has also carried out research projects in various other areas, including meta-analysis, the geography of economic growth; the construction sector, transportation, housing and forecasting. Jacques is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals and was 1997-2006 Pacific Editor of Papers in Regional Science.

Jacques Poot joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2007.